Will be required a month prior arrival, you will receive an invoice from pay pal or an email from your sales representative in case that you have used another method of payment. After final payment is in house and processed, we will send you the final itinerary with proper vouchers and a day by day program. Please note that day by day program includes all the information that you will need onsite: like pick up times for tours and transfers, name of the operator who will provide the service and contact information of them (including our emergency phone number) so please have it on hand during your trip.
Any changes to the original booking must be confirmed by the person signing the booking form. Any costs or charges, which we incur or which are incurred or levied by our suppliers as a result of the amendment, will be charged to the Client. Whilst every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate changes and additional requests, their availability cannot be guaranteed. The Client may cancel the booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to Say Hueque in writing. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by Say Hueque. In addition to the charges shown below airlines/cruises may impose 100% cancellation charges.
30 days or more: 30% Cancellation fee as a percentage of the holiday price applies
29-21 days: 40% Cancellation fee as a percentage of the holiday price applies
20-15 days: 60% Cancellation fee as a percentage of the holiday price applies
14-9 days : 75% Cancellation fee as a percentage of the holiday price applies
8 days or less: 100% Cancellation fee as a percentage of the holiday price applies
In case part of a booking is cancelled, the remaining party may have to pay additional charges (e.g. under-occupancy, or single room supplements).
On the following link you will find our Terms and Conditions.
Bellow you will find a guideline that may be useful for you, but please note that only the information given by the consulate of the country you are planning to visit is up-to-date, official and correct.
ARGENTINA: Argentina DOES NOT require VISA to citizens from the countries listed at this link (please take this as a guideline)
BRAZIL: Citizens of some nationalities (exempting US, Canada, Japan and Australia) are required to present a tourist visa to enter Brazil. Please check requirements with the consulate of your country.
CHILE: As a guideline you can check this document published by Chile Immigration office: (Countries under REQ VIS TUR require a tourist visa) All passengers with passports from Australia and Mexico must pay a reciprocity tax before entering Interpol control. This procedure can be done once travelers arrive at the country, and can be paid in cash or credit card: Australia U$D 117.- Mexico U$D 23.-
You can check on the links bellow for tourist information , but please note that we always recommend to check with your local embassy or consulate’s website for the latest up to date information.
We strongly recommend that you purchase insurance. Travel insurance helps protect against unforeseen emergencies which can occur at any time. It also helps protect you against other circumstances like travel delay, lost or stolen baggage and personal items, missed connections and so much more. Our preferred travel insurance provider is World Nomads because is designed for adventurous travelers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. World Nomads is also Lonely Planet’s recommended travel insurance provider.
The only country where the yellow fever vaccine is required is in Bolivia – and it’s only demanded for high-risk areas: Chuquisaca, La Paz, Cochabamba, Tarija, Santa Cruz, Beni & Pando.
Neither Chile, Argentina, Uruguay nor Brazil requires any other vaccines.
Aerolineas Argentinas allows one piece up to 15 kg for checked bag, per person, and 8 kg for hand luggage plus personal item, on board. The Excess Baggage will be charged at the time of check in. For domestic flights there is a fee of ARS 650 for luggage that exceeds from 16 to 23Kg. This is, approximately, between USD 22/28 depending on the rate of the day. Rates changes frequently so double check this at the check in counter or at the airline webpage for more accurate information.
LaTam allows, per person, one checked piece with a maximum weight of 23 kilograms (50 lbs) and one carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 8 kilos (plus personal item) Fees vary between USD 10 to USD 30. On the following link you can check for more updated information:
Credit cards and US dollars are widely accepted in main cities. But it will be more convenient for you to exchange pesos rather than using US dollars because the rate that shops or restaurants use might not be the more convenient for you. In Buenos Aires the best rate is at the National Bank of Ezeiza Airport, but you can also go to exchange houses in the city.
ATM´s are located in banks, most of them, but are open 24hs. Each bank has a different fee that will charge you to use their system, plus your bank fee. We recommend to bring a couple of US dollars and exchange them, so you have some cash to move around and then pay with Credit cards or use ATM´s whenever you run out of money.
We estimate around USD 50/100 per day, per person for daily expenses like eating, shopping and transportation, depending on how much money you want to spend on these.
We cannot stress enough that tipping is a personal choice and should be based upon the quality of service provided. Nobody should expect a tip and do not feel obligated to give one if you are unsatisfied with the service.
It is difficult to give firm guidelines as to how much to tip a provider of services. In general terms, we can say that It is normal practice in Latin America to tip anyone who provides a service, including waiters, guides, porters, room-service and maid-service in hotels.
In restaurants its customary to tip about 10% of the bill. Some Argentines just leave leftover change. Note that tips can’t be added to credit-card bills, so carry cash for this purpose.
Estimate around USD 10/15 per person for the guide, for a full day tour and half of it for the driver.
Tip hotel porters for handling bags. Calculate an amount of currency equal to about $1.00 for every two bags.
Same amount is calculated for drivers if they help you with your suitcases. If you are happy with the housekeeping you may want to consider tipping the maid between US$0.50 – $1.00 per night. You might also tip the concierge staff if you have used them to arrange dinner reservations, transportation or leisure activities.
In Argentina we don’t regularly tip taxi drivers.
Regarding entrance fees to National Parks, most of them must be paid in local currency and cash. On the following link you will find more useful information for your trip, including cost of entrance fees.
Pick up at airports, will be upon arrival of your flight (That´s why is so important to have the most accurate and update flight information). Our guide or driver will be waiting for you, outside baggage claim area, you will only have to look for a sign with your name on it. Pick up for tours will be at the reception desk/lobby of the hotels.
At the end of your itinerary you will find the name and telephone number of each of our local representatives and our emergency phone number, where you can call if you have any urgency or a mismatch, so we can assist you on this.
Any foreign consulate can provide a list of area doctors who speak English. If you get sick, consider asking your hotel concierge to recommend a local doctor — even his or her own. You can also try the emergency room at a local hospital. Many hospitals also have walk-in clinics for emergency cases that are not life-threatening; you may not get immediate attention, but you won’t pay the high price of an emergency room visit. For an English-speaking hospital, in Buenos Aires, we reccomend The Hospital Británico (4304-1081)
The weather of the city of Buenos Aires is mild and wet (pampas climate) with warm summers and cold winters. It has abundant rainfall in summer, heavily influenced by the Rio de la Plata and the effect of urbanization It usually has a moderate daily temperature range. As part of the temperate zone, the temperature variation is distinct from one season to another. The rainfall is usually moderate. During summer time temperatures can climb up to 38°C and more. The average temperatures are between 20ºC and 35ºC. In spring of course it´s not that hot, with temperatures between 15ºC to 24ºC. What you need to know is that Buenos Aires is really humid city, and this is what in fact it kills you. For women is good to know in advance that humidity can make a horrible things in our hair, making us look as a double size head!! So if you want to avoid this bring some hair spray. Most frequent rainfalls occur in autumn and spring. They are usually short showers, during the hot months, which do not put a stop to normal activities and allows one to wear light clothing with just a raincoat or an umbrella. Winter in Argentina goes from June to September (with average temperatures between 4ºC and 17ºC.) This season is characterized by cold weather during the day and cool nights especially in the suburbs. The coldest month is July, with lower temperatures between 2 ºC and 8 ºC, but usually no subzero temperatures or freezing occurs. It is still necessary to wear a good woolen overcoat and a scarf. Average mean annual temperatures do not show many extremely hot or cold days, which permits the visitor to walk around the city during all seasons of the year.
The weather in Iguazu Falls is warm year-round and it can feel like being in the jungle as one walks through the lush, tropical forests to the waterfalls. Some rainfall is common throughout the year, and while there may be heavy rain-showers in April, the rains swell the rivers to create even more impressive waterfalls. The average temperature during the year is 21ºC (70ºF). During winter (June to September) the lowest temperatures can get close to10ºC (50ºF). During summer (December to March), the weather is really hot and the temperature is usually over the 32ºC (90ºF)
Salta, Cafayate and Purmamarca are hot, hot and more hot. The situation with the weather in Argentinean north is that the provinces suffer a really big thermal amplitude, so during the day they can have a temperature more than 20ºC – 68ºF / 34ºC- 93,2ºF (winter / summer) and then during the night the temperature can go under 7ºC-44.6ºF / 15ºC-59ºF (winter / summer). So because of this we suggest to take several type of cloth. Salta the city is hummed, as it’s in the Lerma Valley. It is hot and hummed, and there can be some rains during summer specially. But as soon as you get out of the valley (Purmamarca is outside the valley as well as Cafayate and Humahuaca Gorge) you will experience hot and dry Andean weather. So don’t worry if it was raining in the city when you left. Probably it will stop in some kilometers.
The weather is cold and dry with little rain, just reaching 300mm per year. The average annual temperature is 7ºC (44ºF). The average maximum (January) is 18.6ºC (65ºF) while the minimum average (July) is -1.8ºC (28ºF). The winds are more intense in spring and summer and they are predominant from the west, with gusts that can exceed 100 km / h. Sunsets at Calafate are amazing, the lake turns very turquoise for the minerals of the glacier (town is located at the shores of the same lake where Perito Moreno Glacier is 80 km away), as the area is so dry (it is almost a desert) the atmosphere is particularly clear in the evenings In the national park the weather conditions are different from the city of El Calafate As we approached to the Andes the rainfall and snowfall are more frequent. These are caused by the moist winds from the Pacific, when they encounter with the mountains they get cooler and cause rains and snowfall in the highest areas. With these conditions it is possible to formation of glaciers and forests that surround them. In this area rainfall exceeds 1000 mm annually.
The main features of the weather in El Chalten can be summarized in one word: “unpredictable”. The wind that sweeps away everything in its path is a known icon of the Patagonia. Is an unavoidable presence especially between October and March … but it can be in any month of the year. During summer is frequently cloudy or rainy and temperature contrasts between day and night are accentuated due to the proximity of the Southern Continental Ice. Winds, sudden temperature changes and the sudden appearance of dense clouds and heavy rain are very frequent. The annual average maximum temperature is 15 ° C; the annual average minimum is 2 ° C and the annual average is 8° C.
Ushuaia has the cold type weather, humid all year round, and summer cold. Ushuaia has an average annual temperature of 2.9 ° C (37ºF) and a low annual temperature variation, ranging from -0.3 (31ºF) in July to 9.4 ° C (48ºF) in January; are strange temperatures over 13 ° C (55ºF) in summer or below -8 ° C (17ºF) in winter. Strong winds from the west quadrant, originated in the Pacific, often sweep the city. Because of the winds storms, the unprotected trees grow in the direction of the wind, which makes them get the name of “trees-flag ” (they are forced to take that shape) In winter there are few hours of daylight, about 7, and in summer the sun does not set until after 22 Spring is windy.
The climate in winter is cold/ semi–arid tempered, with temperatures that go from -4 ºC, or less, up to maybe 15ºC. Summer offers warm, sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures range between 8ºC to 30ºC in hot days. From October on, days in Patagonia are longer, the sun rises at about 5:00 am and sets around 10:30 pm. Higher elevations will carry cooler climate, and frosts can occur at night, even during the summer. During April, daytime temperatures are usually in the 15 ºC, and drop to the 2ºC at night.
The weather in Puerto Madryn is characterized by a wide temperature range and the almost permanent presence of the wind. In summer it is very hot during the day, it can reach up to 40 ° C, but it´s always cool at night. In winter the temperatures are lower, like 5ºC but it doesn´t gets snowy. The average annual temperature is 14ºC. Note that in the latitude of Puerto Madryn the ozone layer begins to get thinner, so the sun’s harmful effects are felt. Do not forget your sunglasses and sunscreen.
The good thing about Mendoza is that is quite difficult to have a rainy day. In fact hotels always make the same joke “if it rains we make the refund of your money”. Mendoza and all Cuyo Region gets little rain through most of the year. Summer time is hot and hummed with average temperature more than 25ºC and if it´s going to rain, will be during this season. Spring is lovely with warm days and cool nights. Winter is cold and dry, with average temperature less than 8ºC and freezing temperatures at night.
The first hotel of Argentina for Tourism was in Cordoba, and it was mainly because of the nice weather all year round. Warm and dry weather is a good attraction for tourists. Summer, of course, is the hottest season and a little bit hummed with average temperatures between 17ºC (62ºF) and 31ºC (87ºF). Spring is windy with warm days and cool nights. Winter is cool and dry, with temperatures between 4ºC (39ºF) and 19ºC (66ºF). It is common in winter to have nice weather because of the influence of the Zonda wind.
The climate of Santiago is known as continental Mediterranean climate, with an average annual temperature of 14°C / 57.2ºF, a long dry season and winter rains. In January, the warmest month, the average temperature is 22ºC / 71,6ºF and in the coldest month, July, it is 7.7ºC / 45.86ºF. Santiago is located in a basin, and that is one of the most important factors in climate. The coastal mountain range serves as a “screen climate” against marine influence, contributing to the annual and daily thermal oscillation, and maintaining low relative humidity. Two climates in the metropolitan area are presented. The first is characterized by a well defined winter, with temperatures reaching to extremes zero degrees, in contrast to the summer where maximum reach about 30ºC / 86ºF during the day. The annual average temperture is 14°C / 57.2ºF, and rainfall is concentrated in about 80% in the winter months (May to September), with an average of 369.5 mm of rainfall. The amount of rainfall can vary dramatically from day to day, having very wet years (under the influence of La Niña), and other very dry (under the influence of El Niño). In the Andes above 3,000 m, the weather is really cold, allowing the accumulation of permanent snow and ice fields on the peaks, but the snow level normally round 2100 m and rarely drops of 1500m in winter. In Santiago de Chile city rarely snows.
San Pedro de Atacama has a clear climate almost the whole year with strong radiation during the day. However is under the influence of the climate type called height marginal desert. This kind of climate you can find it over 2000mts altitude. Because of this, the temperatures are most attenuated presenting an annual media of 13ºC. The big characteristic is the big thermal oscillation between day and night. In summer time (Dec to March) you have the highest temperature over 30ºC during the day and 5ºC at night. On this season you have the altiplanic winter with some rain coming from the tropical jungle. During winter (from June to September) the temperatures run between 20ºC and under 0º at night. For trips to the altiplano going over 4000 mts. altitude, the temperature goes down even more in winter time (minus 25ºC at night).
The climate in the Torres del Paine National Park is influenced from the south on the Antarctic continent, from the west by the Pacific Ocean and from the North by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field (third source of fresh water on the planet). It is characterized by unstable trasandino weather, with strong winds especially in summer. The average summer temperature is 12 ° C, with a minimum of 0° C and maximum of 23° C, annual rainfall reaches 700 mm. In the valley of the Torres del Paine National Park we found a trans-Andean climate, while in altitude the temperatures are lower because of the effect of the ice and snow. Without doubt the best weather stations are spring and summer, when temperatures can reach a nice average maximum of 23.5 ° C during the day. While in winter the temperature drops considerably, falling even below freezing. Always come prepared for 4 seasons, due to the characteristic weather instability you may go through all the stations in the same day. In addition, sometimes the strong winds makes the ambient temperature drop 6-7 degrees.
Puerto Natales is a Chilean city and port located at the southern part of the country, and is considered the gateway to explore the Torres del Paine National Park. The local climate is a trans-Andean climate, mild cold, rainy without dry season but with microclimates. The annual media temperature is 8 ° C, but in summer vary between 10º C and 18º C. The rainfall averaging 450 mm a year.The distribution of rainfall during the year is approximately homogeneous, but autumn months (April and May) can be the wettest. A second peak may occur between November and January. In the winter rainfalls are almost exclusively of snow. Average annual temperatures range from 6 ° C to 8 ° C. Despite the latitude, winter temperatures are not excessively low, because the average temperatures of the winter months are greater than 1 ° C, so the permanence of snow covered soil is not very long in the areas near the sea. Average minimum temperatures are below 0 ° C between June and August. Another characteristic of this climate is the persistence Wind southwest and west, with an average depth of 15-20 km / h. During the summer season, there are frequent wind storms, where the average speed is 120 km / h or more.
Punta Arenas (the capital of Chilean Patagonia) is a city and a port in the south of Chile and the American continent; it lies 3,090 kilometers south of Santiago. It has a semi-arid climate with an average annual temperature of 6 ° C and 79% of humidity. It is a cold area in winter and in summer, that´s the main characteristic of Punta Arenas. It presents a climate of cold steppe, similar to all the towns in this region, which leads to the typical roasted lamb in the area January and February are the warmest months with temperatures up to 15 ° C during the day, while June and July are the coldest with an average temperature of -1 ° C at night. The coldest season (April to October) in Punta Arenas has an average temperature of 1 ° C. June to August are the coldest months with average minimum temperatures down to -1 ° C at night. At this time, rainfalls in Punta Arenas are few, with an average of 31 mm per month in 11 rainy days. The average temperature in this season is 4 ° C. From November to March the temperature rises a little, especially in the months of January and February. January is the month with the highest rainfall with 39 mm and 15 rainy days. The average temperature in this season is 10 ° C.
The weather in Rio de Janeiro is a typical tropical climate with high temperatures and high humidity throughout the year, this is due to its location in the tropical South Atlantic. The average annual temperature ranges from 23ºC (74ºF) and 30ºC (86ºF). However, during some summer days (January-March) can reach up to 38ºC (100ºF) or even 40ºC (104ºf). During winter (June to August), temperatures in the area suffer a decline, but never gets cold (average temperature is usually not less than 18ºC / 64.4ºF), during this time the weather is cool and dry. Areas close to the mountains tend to be colder than areas near the coast, but also these areas enjoy pleasant weather and warm temperatures. The rainy season runs from November to March. Rains are usually heavy and short. It is unusual for falling water for a whole day.
The “Salar de Uyuni” is the largest salt deserts in the world, with an area of 10,582 square kilometers (or 4,085 sq mi). It has a cold and dry climate, typical of the mountains, with occasional snowfall in winter. Winds in the region are very intense almost all year, can reach speeds exceeding 90 km / hr, and the most predominant direction is northwest. During the winter, very dry winds predominate. The weather is cold and dry, it´s considered the dry season. From June to September the average maximum is 13º C (57 F) and the low average is -4º C (24 F). The salt is a completely white expanse, kilometers and kilometers of white reflections Summer weather is pleasant but it also has some rain. The summer season runs December to March, with an average maximum of 18º C (64 F) and an average low of 5 °C (41 F). In summer, due to the rains, the salt is filled with water and becomes a great mirror of the sky.
Peru is quite close to the equator, but the cold water Humboldt Current flows up from Antarctica and interacts with air temperatures to keep things cool. The Andes Mountains are a second factor affecting the climate. The tall peaks, which begin to rise not too far from the coast create a rain shadow effect that prevents rain clouds from forming. This is why much of Peru’s coast is desert. In Lima, the result is a temperate climate with high humidity around the year. During the winter months, the city of Lima is covered by constant gray fog called garúa. Travel some kilometers north or south of the city or up into the foothills and you’ll experience the sunny skies that typify the rest of coastal Peru. Lima has two clearly marked seasons, summer and winter, with transitional periods in between. Summer is from January to March (warm, humid days and spectacular sunset, with temperatures of 28-29ºC during the day, 19-21ºC at night. Winter is from June to October (damp, cool days with light drizzle, with temperatures of 17-18ºC during the day, 12-15ºC at night.
Cusco’s highland climate means temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year. The average temperatures during Daytimeis 19-20°C and at Night time is 1-8°C. Note that nighttime temperature are warmer in the rainy season, colder in the dry season. Snowfall in Cusco city is extremely rare. Cusco city experience two seasons. Dry season is from May to August. Strong daytime sunshine warms the city’s Inca walls, but temperatures plummet to freezing at night. Wear sunscreen and light clothing (pants and long-sleeve shirts) to protect from UV rays. At night, bundle up with thermal baselayers, fleece and a windbreaker or a warm coat. Rainy season is from December to March. It rarely rains all day. You’ll experience anything from drizzle to moderate rain during the day, while thunderstorms are most common in the evening. Carry an umbrella during the day and pack a water resistant jacket.
Warm and humid during the day. Cool at night, though usually warmer than Cusco. Evening temperatures in the rainy season are warmer.
Daytime: 68-80 F (20-27 C)
Nighttime: 50-64 F (10-18 C)
Dry Season Vs. Rainy Season
Dry season: April to October
Rainy season: November to March
**Note that in this part of Peru, there’s no strict separation between the rainy and dry seasons. On the one hand, rain is possible at any time of year. On the other, even in the rainy season, clear blue skies are not uncommon after a rainstorm.
The Amazon has a warm, tropical climate with high humidity. Average temperatures range from 25°C (77° F) to 42°C (107°F).
May through October are usually the driest months in the Amazon. Between June to September there are periodic cold spells called friajes that can drop the temperature to 10°C (50°F) for a couple days at a time. Friajes are cold fronts the blow up from Patagonia and then whip down over the southern jungle from the Andes.
Pros: Trails less muddy, higher probability of seeing parrots and macaws at the clay licks
Cons: Hotter temperatures, sunny days usually see less bird activity, amphibians harder to spot
The Amazon is a rainforest, so really there’s chance of rain throughout the year. But more constant rains that define the region’s wet season begin in November and continue to April. November and December usually receive the most rainfall.
Pros: Temporal wetlands make it easier to see reptiles and amphibians, cooler temperatures
Cons: Muddy conditions, less likely to see birds at the claylicks, higher chances of flight delays